Druid Hills Middle School will entertain the 2013 DeKalb County Varsity Cross County Championships on Tuesday, Oct. 8.
The Lakeside Vikings led by sophomore Davis Stockwell and Will Smith-Purcell, two Top 10 finishers at county in 2012, go for their 19th consecutive county title and 30th overall on Tuesday. Stockwell holds the fourth best time at Druid Hills with a run of 17:15.48.
The Clarkston Angoras are set to provide a big challenge to the Vikings behind the senior trio of Leiso Tumbo, Muhozi Aimable and Hussen Sadik and junior Sahlu Gidey. Tumbo holds the best time at Druid Hills at 16:56.62 and Aimable has the third best at 16:59.09. Sadik has a fastest time of
17:42.58 at Druid Hills while Gidey has clocked sixth best time at Druid Hills at 17:29.87.
Southwest DeKalb senior Kameron Scott will challenge for the top spot having run the second best time at Druid Hills in 16:58.29.
Redan juniors Cedric Roberts (17:39.31) and Keith Terry (17:37.92) are set for a run at the top spots for the Raiders.
Druid Hills junior Max Atkinson and Dunwoody senior Quinton Johnson lead their respective teams into the county competition.
Dunwoody and Lakeside are set up to battle again for the 2013 title after Dunwoody won a year ago 27-35 and Lakeside won in 2011. Dunwoody has won three of the last four titles (2009, 2010, and 2012).
Dunwoody senior Alex Cameron could become the first girls' four-time champion with a victory on Tuesday. Cameron, the defending Class AAAAA individual champion will face a tough test from Lakeside freshman Morgan Mahalis who clipped Cameron in the last meet at Druid Hills Middle by .28 of a second.
Lakeside is also paced by seniors Shannon Hagopian and Carsen Pastirik. Dunwoody's Cameron is joined by junior Ellie Conoley and freshmen Callie Dill and Ally Womble who all finished in the Top 10 of that last meet at Druid Hills Middle.
Tucker seniors Naima Jackson and Nuba Jackson are on pace to duel the Lakeside and Dunwoody girls' at the top of the individual standings. Naima was third behind Mahalis and Cameron in the last meet at Druid Hills Middle while Nuba was sixth.
Druid Hills junior Paulette Juieng and sophomore Morgan Rossi also have the Lady Red Devils in contention.
The girls' race is set for a 5:15 p.m. start at the Druid Hills Middle School course. The boys' are set for a 5:45 p.m. start.
Admission is $5 to the public and the only passes allowed will be the GHSA coaching passes.
DeKalb Co. Schools